How to correct Charlie Crist’s new commercial to make it far more accurate

by editor on September 11, 2010

Florida Governor Charlie Crist, once a Republican, but now an Independent, is foundering in the polls. So he came up with a new way to show that he’s above petty politics – anagrams.

Gawker.com reports the problem with the commercial:

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s running for Senate as an independent, has this new ad out in which he takes individual letters from “DEMOCRATS” and “REPUBLICANS” to spell “AMERICANS,” in alternating colors. How lovely! Too bad he cheats like hell.

Have you ever seen an ad that uses this gimmick before? No, you haven’t, which is how you know he’s cheating. Presumably some independent candidate has considered making this exact spot before, but then stopped after working it out for 20 seconds and realizing that the necessary pool of color-coded letters isn’t there. “DEMOCRATS” does not have an “I” or a second “A,” and “REPUBLICANS” doesn’t have an “M,” making Crist’s red-and-blue combination of “AMERICANS” a colossal joke of public policy.

There’s a great re-edit floating around the internet that leaves Crist standing with the letters ME at the end of the commercial. But there are other anagrams that the Governor could have created that would have provided Florida voters with a more accurate description of the candidate. For example:

TROUNCED
CORNERED
DOCILE RUNT
CLONED TRIPE
UNPREDICTABLE
UNACCEPTABLE
BACTERIAL
BARNACLE

We’re just sayin’….

H/T: Gawker.com

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8 Comments on "How to correct Charlie Crist’s new commercial to make it far more accurate"

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USN-RETIRED
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No matter how he rearranges them they still spell DOOM IN NOVEMBER.

Pittsburgh Z
Guest

I was never good at spelling…..

Could you spell…..jackass?

Hu Duck Xing
Guest

“foundering in the polls.”

THANKS! It drives me nutz that “founder” and “flounder” have somehow come to mean the same thing. Are youse guys sailors?

drb
Member

Foundering–to sink down
Floundering–to fall or stumble
So when refering to poll numbers, I’d say either works.

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